Tuesday, May 29, 2012

This week: Blowtique opens, Anna Fong has a party and Sofia leaves the Chi?

Saturday hit up Anna Fong's pop up store and get new summer clothes!  Deets above

San Fran has them , and so do New York.  All the ladies  are now in love with them- Blow Out Bars.  These bars wash, blow out and curl your hair all for cheap, more than not for $35.  Now Chicago is getting a turn.  Opening on June 2nd Blowtique will coif and curl and also help you get that perfect up-do- for $35.   Make an appointment walk-in from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.
Visitfor more information and welcome Blowtique!
 1 E. Huron St.; 312-280-2400

Is Sofia  leaving us?  Word on the street is the building that houses the store will be demolished.  Sofia hasn't offered up any details on a new location only there will be a sale.  50% off from June 4th-24th.

72 East Oak Street  Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 640-0878

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A fashionable Chicago event for Obama hosted by Anna Wintour and Chanel Iman

I am so excited for this!  Get your tickets for the most fashionable Chicago event for the President.  On June 12th at Harpo Studio, Anna Wintour (if you don't know who that is....), models Iman and Chanel Iman will host Runway to Win.  It’s a pop up shop where designers created Obama themed items where proceeds will go to his campaign fund.

For $150 you will have a reception with Anna Wintour, models and fashion designers. $1000 a photo reception and $2500 dinner and a photo reception.  Go here to grab yourtickets!

I want to attend badly.  For this event you  must pull out all the fashion stops because it is a dream event.  (Clears throat) Someone needs to have an after party so all the fashionable can party into the early morning.

Buzzed on Fashion show at Benchmark recap

On Saturday I was invited to Benchmark for a special event called Buzzed on Fashion, a fashion forward champagne brunch.  Boutiques- Handle With Care, cityblue, and Sara Jane all teamed up to showcase the latest summer fashions worn by Chicago's own Factor Models.  The weather was beautiful and the champagne was delicious as I saw looks that sparked my interest and made my wallet burn.

Sara jane look

Sylk Silk Dress

Sara Jane look

Boundry Tube Maxi
Peter Grimm Fedora

Handle with Care look

Hunter Dixon Pleated Skirt
Voxx Cami

Neon is the trend to try this summer, if you don’t want to do full color blocking an option like this shirt with a neutral skirt works for all.

City Blue

Bed Stu Pennyworth
Citizens of Humanity, Sid in Rubble
Ray Ban large aviator
Scott James, Ellsworth
Scott James, Bart

Loved loved loved Matt’s jacket!!

City blue look

Citizens, Mandy, Petite Rose
Free People, Cupra Button Down

Printed jeans are on trend for this summer and with this simple white blouse it was a perfect look and let the focus go straight to the jeans

City Blue look

Ray Ban, Cats 5000
Hudson, Phantom Titanium
Earnest Sewn button up shirt
Beach, Idiom, Army Green
Bed Stu, Pennyworth

Matt was a hit with the ladies…great eye candy.

(Side note- it would have been so nice if I had moved my champagne bottle out the way right?  Sippy sippy and clicky clicky don’t mix)

For more info

Thanks to Bettie Bomb PR

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

No color allowed!! Fashion faux pas?

Pre 'Ye


I'm not a girl that loves lots of color. Just the other day as I sat staring in my closet all I saw was black and white, white and black, some beige and several 'neon' pieces I never touch. Tags still hanging and mocking me. 

What's color blocking? White shirt, black skirt, gray shoes? Oh blue top, red pants. No thank you!

Made me wonder, "does everyone think I wear the same thing over and over" how could they tell it was different, only  the same color?

As I pondered this and banned myself from buying anything new that was neutral, Fashionista.com released a great story about Kanye West forbidding employees to wear color and how Kim K has now followed his lead. 

As I browsed her new looks since becoming "Kimye", I wondered (again)- does sticking to one color palette destroy your fashion reputation or enhance it?

Kim (or her stylist) does incorporate different textures and patterns so its not only black bottoms, white tops or vice versa.

She has a great range and its clearly chic. (And I think she looks much better than that Gucci catastrophe above- girl! Hot mess). Her mom, Kris has been wearing mainly black and white since their show premiered years ago.

So do I necessarily have to give up my love of neutrals?

Are you stuck in a rainbow  or a neutral conundrum like me?

Speak on it!

Kim images via Fashionista

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Buzzed On Fashion, a fashion-forward champagne brunch, Hudson LouLou jean in Chicago and more

I love the brunches and fashion show combos that Chicago designers and eateries are hopping into.

   Next Saturday, May 19th Old Town boutiques cityblue, Handle with Care and Sara Jane are teaming up with Benchmark, to host Buzzed On Fashion, a fashion-forward champagne brunch.  

Each boutique will showcase the latest summer fashions worn by Chicago’s freshest faces from Factor Models. 

1510 North Wells Street, Chicago
Brunch - 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. / Fashion Show -1:00 p.m.

For reservations, please call Benchmark at 312.649.9640 or email Kevin Doherty at Kevin@fourcornerstaverns.com 

The hottest Spring jeans can be found in Chicago.  The colorful hued tuxedo jean from Hudson is now available at Cityblue Apparel & Denim (above).

Hudson’s newest fit embodies an effortlessly chic, tailored skinny silhouette with an all-important flash of color. LouLou is inspired by LouLou de la Falaise, Yves Saint Laurent's 'muse' that influenced the design of the iconic “Le Smoking” tuxedo suit, yet with a neon twist.

Available are  (Dark Navy with Phosphorescent Orange stripe), Chopin (Olive with Phosphorescent Yellow stripe) and Manson (Burgundy with Phosphorescent Pink stripe). Priced at $198 and only limited quantities sold, swing by Cityblue in Old Town or visit ShopCityblue.com this May to snag a pair before they’re gone.

Wardrobe consult and 20% off at 900 North Michigan Shops

juliewatsonstyle has yet again announced their once-a-year “Shop The Shops” event!  During the entire month of May (Tues, May 1st – Thurs, May 31st), interested individuals can schedule a special 3-hour “Shop The Shops” styling session with a juliewatsonstyle wardrobe consultant to receive exclusive discounts (UP TO 20% OFF!) at JWS’s favorite stores at 900 North Michigan Shops…



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother’s Day ideas from C.D.Peacock and DUFFY’S TAVERN & GRILLE

Mother’s day gift ideas with C.D.Peacock 

C.D.Peacock, established in 1837 as Chicago's first jewelry retailer, offers the finest jewelry, timepieces and giftware luxury brands Rolex, Herm├Ęs, Chanel, Cartier, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Montblanc, Mikimoto, Hearts On Fire, Tacori and others.

C.D.Peacock is located at Oakbrook Center (172 Oakbrook Center, 630.571.5355); Northbrook Court (1128 Northbrook Court, 847.564.8030); and Woodfield Mall (E-140 Woodfield Mall, 847.619.6560).

For more information, please visit www.cdpeacock.com or follow C.D.Peacock on Facebook or Twitter (@CDPeacock).

Duffy’s Tavern & Grille is offering a special Mother’s Day gourmet breakfast buffet on Sunday, May 13. Treat mom to delectable eats including fresh salmon, amazing quiche and even a chocolate fountain! L
•        A carving station will be serving up baked or grilled salmon with a Thai BBQ sauce, smoked ham, prime rib and brisket.
•        An abundance of comfort foods including: fried chicken, quiche, country fried steak, biscuits and gravy and Mac ‘n’ cheese. 
•        Continental Breakfast including waffles, sausage, bacon and hash browns.

      10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, May 13 
  420 ½ West Diversey, Chicago, IL 60614
$19.95 per person for the brunch buffet